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But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness,

godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. ~ 1 Timothy 6:11

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Our Father

We are starting out the Prayers series with what is considered the fundamental Christian prayer: The Our Father.  It came directly from Jesus' mouth when a disciple asked him how we should pray.

This is the Our Father prayer:
"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
This prayer as given to us by Jesus.  It is recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.

One commonly asked question is whether or not to include the doxology at the end of the prayer.  The doxology is: "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever".  The Catholic Church does not include the doxology in the Our Father and explains why in CCC 2760.

Keep Pursuing

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